Quack Quack seems to be the greeting the past 24 hours. For
those COGS E-News readers from the Pacific Northwest it must seem
humorous that 2 to 4 inches of rain can raise such havoc.
Hopefully all of our readers had tight roofs, non-leaking
skylights and safe travels through the wet streets. The city has
several programs that will cut your costs to improve your living
quarters. There are tools to borrow, funds available, supported
neighborhood projects, and emergency home repair help. Check the
descriptions and links below.
The Primary Election is over and six city council candidates
move to the November 6th General Election. COGS will publish every
Meet n Greet or candidate forum that is submitted to us as
encouragement for you to attend and personally talk with each.
Just send the information to email@example.com.
Multiple public meetings are being held that are well worth you
attending. Please mark your calendar, attend and get your voice
PLANNING COMMISSION REMOTE HEARING: Public comment will be taken
on four proposed rezoning cases that are requesting major
amendments to the city's General Plan to allow their northern
Scottsdale projects. Three are located in the Pinnacle Peak and
near-Preserve area of Greasewood Flats. Please mark your Daily
Planner now and attend tomorrow, Wednesday, 10 September from 5 pm
to 8 pm in Copper Ridge School cafeteria 10101 E. Thompson Peak
The cases are: Pinnacle Peak Patio (2-GP-2014) request to
change the land use from Commercial to Suburban Neighborhoods on
roughly 11 acres north of the Jomax Road and Pinnacle Peak Parkway
intersection. El Regalo (3-GP-2014) request to change from
Commercial to Suburban Neighborhoods on approximately 6 acres
north of the NE corner of Scottsdale Road and Westland Drive.
Cavalliere Flat (4-GP-2014) request to change from Commercial and
Rural Neighborhoods to Rural Neighborhoods and Suburban
Neighborhoods on roughly 46 acres on the SE corner of Alma School
Parkway and Pinnacle Vista Drive. Greasewood Flat (5-GP-2014)
request to change from Rural Neighborhoods and Natural Open Space
to Cultural/Institutional and Public Use on approximately 10 acre
site on the NW corner of the East Mariposa Grande Drive and 134th
NOTE: The rezoning of the 462 acres by the preserve is not one of
these cases but it is related to the move of Greasewood Flats to
the same area.
McDOWELL CORRIDOR PUBLIC OUTREACH meeting series begins
tomorrow night in southern Scottsdale. Wed.,Sept 10th- in Supai
Middle School on Roosevelt at 5:30 pm begins the first public
discussion on how to revitalize the McDowell Corridor area.
Additional public meetings will be held Wed. Sept 17th at 5:30 pm
at SkySong in the Global Room then Thurs. Oct. 23rd 5:30 pm at
Tonalea Grade School and ending at the Granite Reef Senior Center
on October 30th at 5:30 pm. You may attend as many sessions as you
wish. Bring your opinions and constructive ideas to help energize
this important area of our city.
THOMAS ROAD TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS Until January 1st 2015 you can
expect considerable delays from 73rd Street to Miller road 7 am to
5 pm as the Thomas Road Streetscape Project is under construction.
WATER SOFTENER REBATE POSSIBLE If you remove or upgrade your
water softening device you might be eligible for a special
two-year pilot program with the city. Click here for details
two-year pilot program.
NEIGHBORHOOD ENHANCEMENT PARTNERSHIP program may provide
financial assistance for neighborhood-based improvement projects.
Check out the website information and gather your neighbors to
team up and spruce up. Click here for details Neighborhood
EXTERIOR REHAB PROGRAM Homeowners within a designated Historic
District may apply for funding to protect the unique character of
their properties. Villa Monterey and Village Grove are examples of
eligible neighborhoods. click here Historic Residential Exterior
BORROW TOOLS FROM THE CITY for your improvement project. Check
out "Borrow the tools" available on our new &
improved Home Improvement Center page!
OPERATION FIX UP Volunteers and local businesses provide labor and
materials to help eligible residents maintain their properties.
For additional information view the Operation Fix It page.
CURIOUS ABOUT ACTIVITIES IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? ...about
construction activity, development request, building permits, code
enforcement notices, and crime activity, visit this link real-time
information and simply enter an address or intersection and see
all activity submitted to the city for the last six months.
For the Coalition of Greater
Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors,
Sonnie Kirtley, Chair e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Coalition of Greater Scottsdale
8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite G5, PMB 518
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
If you wish to support our all-volunteer group the
"dues" are $10 per year. Click HERE
to join or HERE to
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